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    ESPN's top 50 Basketball

    ESPN is trying to rank the top 50 college men's basketball programs in the modern era. No, Iowa State is not in the top 50, but we received honorable mention for having the most NCAA appearances of the remaining 250 teams.

    ESPN - Familiar names outside the Top 50 - Men's College Basketball



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    Re: ESPN's top 50 Basketball

    I hate Honorable Mention.



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    Re: ESPN's top 50 Basketball

    Actually, I like honorable mention, I'll take it over first place any day.

    Just kidding, agree completely



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    Re: ESPN's top 50 Basketball

    We weren't in the top 50 and Iowa was... obviously there was some ESPN bias on this... don't put too much stock in it...



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    Re: ESPN's top 50 Basketball

    57 isn't that bad though. Keep in mind I think we finished around 130 in the RPI last year, and we've had a few years that were similar. Marquette was 61.



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    Re: ESPN's top 50 Basketball

    Our average RPI since the back to back championships is 115. Iowa was a very strong program under Dr. Tom and made the tourney just about every year.



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